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Hypersonic Performance and Design

AAE59000

Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
Recognize and distinguish hypersonic flight architectures. Derive and apply fundamental hypersonic aerodynamic solutions. Model hypersonic trajectories for various missions. Comprehend and apply various trajectory optimization techniques and guidance algorithms. Implement analyses of moderate complexity in computer programs to produce correct engineering results.

Description:
Students will create simulations, design optimization algorithms, and perform design trades associated with hypersonic systems.
Spring 2015 Syllabus

Topics Covered:
Hypersonic mission classes and definitions; Hypersonic aerodynamics; Atmosphere and gravity models; Ballistic entry flight mechanics; Lifting entry flight mechanics; Bank angle modulation and entry corridor; Parameter optimization and collocation; Continuous optimal control; Trajectory optimization using variational methods; Guidance algorithms; Pseudo-spectral methods; Rapid design techniques.

Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.

Applied/Theory: 50/50

Web Address:
https://mycourses.purdue.edu/

Web Content:
Course website, syllabus, grades, homework assignments, solutions quizzes, and message board.

Homework:
Approximately 12 assignments.

Projects:
Yes. : Students will design a hypothetical hypersonic mission using analyses created throughout the semester. Students will participate in teams, and this design project serves as a substitute for the final exam.

Exams:
2 midterms

Textbooks:
Official textbook information is now listed in the Schedule of Classes. NOTE: Textbook information is subject to be changed at any time at the discretion of the faculty member. If you have questions or concerns please contact the academic department.
No Textbook required.

Computer Requirements:
Minimum ProEd Computer Requirements. Python.

ProEd Minimum Requirements: view

Tuition & Fees: view

SEMESTERS

Spring 2017

CURRENT INSTRUCTOR(S)

Michael Grant

Phone
765-494-4054

Email
mjgrant@purdue.edu

Office
Purdue University
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 W Stadium Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

Fax
765-494-0307

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